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If you like visiting medieval villages, art cities, archaeological sites, legacy of the mining activities, churches, castles, you will find it hard to choose between so many interesting destinations in Maremma. Just to name a few:

Massa Marittima

The historical centre of Massa Marittima with its splendid cathedral, the bishop’s palace and the town hall, as well as the museum of sacred art in the cloister of Sant’Agostino and the Medici walls.

San Galgano

A magic atmosphere reigns over the Cistercian abbey of San Galgano whose origins date back to the 13th century with its missing roof and grassy soil, which seem to merge into nature.

Castiglione della Pescaia

The coastal town of Castiglione della Pescaia, very lively in summer with shops, an avenue along the sea with live music, the lively port with sailing boats, and its restaurants hidden in the medieval streets leading to the castle on top with a splendid view over the area.

Follonica

Apart from its lovely sandy beaches and Mediterranean pine woods, Follonica hosts a very  interesting modern museum (Magma) in an old furnace which tells the technological, artistic and human history of the melting and casting activity of iron that flourished over centuries in the region. Here works of art had been produced that adorned villas, palaces, squares, etc. in Italy.

Etruscan treasures

Two places to visit absolutely : the beautiful Etruscan site and museum of Populonia overlooking the bay of Baratti with beautiful view on the nearby island of Elba.Other archeological sites can be found in Vetulonia, Roselle and Pitigliano.

Pitigliano

The medieval village of Pitigliano stands in a magnificent setting 300 meters above the surrounding countryside. It presents its impressive past through, its narrow streets, the Etruscan necropolis carved into the rocks, the medieval houses, the Roman ruins and the remains of the Jewish ghetto. In this region of Amiata, the villages of Sorano and Savona are also worth a visit.

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